Butternut Squash au Gratin

4.7
(17) 14 Reviews
Prep Time
45
min.
Total Time
1
hr.
15
min.
Servings

8 servings, 1/2 cup each

When kids say they love the flavor of a veggie dish, you know you’re onto something. Bacon, melty cheese and butternut squash are hard to resist at any age.

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  • Heat oven to 350ºF.
  • Cut squash lengthwise in half; discard seeds. Cut each half crosswise into thin slices; remove peels. Place squash in large saucepan. Add enough water to cover squash. Bring to boil on high heat; simmer on medium-low heat 8 to 10 min. or until squash is tender.
  • Meanwhile, cook bacon in skillet until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon, reserving 1 Tbsp. drippings in skillet. Drain bacon on paper towels. Add onions to reserved drippings; cook and stir 5 min. or until crisp-tender. Stir in flour and pepper; cook and stir 1 min. Gradually stir in broth; cook and stir 2 to 3 min. or until thickened. Remove from heat. Stir in 1 cup cheese.
  • Drain squash. Arrange half in 8- or 9-inch square baking dish; cover with half the sauce. Repeat layers; top with bacon and remaining cheese.
  • Bake 25 to 30 min. or until squash mixture is heated through and cheese is melted.

Serving Suggestion

Serve with hot cooked chicken, turkey or pork.

How to Select and Prepare Butternut Squash

Butternut squash has a smooth beige skin with slightly bulbous base. Typically weighing between 2 and 3 lb., this winter squash has an orange-yellow flesh with a sweet, slightly nutty flavor. To prepare, simply cut off both ends of the squash and peel before cutting squash lengthwise in half. Scoop out and discard the seeds and stringy fibers, then cut squash into cubes or slices as desired. If desired, squash can be cut up in advance. Store in tightly covered container in refrigerator up to 24 hours before using as desired.

Substitute

Prepare using fat-free reduced-sodium chicken broth.

Servings

  • 8 servings, 1/2 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1/2 cup each
AMOUNT PER SERVING
Calories 170
% Daily Value
Total fat 10g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 25mg
Sodium 310mg
Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary fiber 3g
Sugars 6g
Protein 7g
   
Vitamin A 220 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 20 %DV
Iron 4 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • Patgolfer |

    My 8 years old Grandson won't eat any vegetables. I made this for supper the other night and he couldn't stop eating this. When his mother came to pick him up He wanted her to go home and make it right then. I think this is a great testament to the recipe.

  • missprissyva |

    i absolutely love this recipe. The only unfortunate thing is that when I make it, it's all mine because my DH doesn't like squash and my daughter doesn't eat bacon. Maybe that's a fortunate thing :-)

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